FileSearchy is a new beta software that searches and indexes Windows drives. It can also search in files including Office and pdf formats and present highlighted results. It features a tabbed interface to keep multiple searches open.
FileSearchy indexes attached drives automatically unless this is unchecked in its options. The program has an Instant mode to show search results as you type but the Advanced mode – wait until Enter is clicked – is the default. Also by default is FileSearchy’s use of a built-in pdf converter that it uses to look in pdf files.
The program interface is divided … Read more
Quick Search (Version: 22.214.171.124) is a simple and fast freeware tool to list and search for files on a local machine and storage devices attached to it such as USB keys or external hard drives. It is very fast with all files indexed within seconds. Its interface is clean and straight forward. It starts with a floating search bar or its non-full mode, it can be expanded or maximized to show the program window and all its options and menu.
Find or filter for a file as you type and either search within all files or narrow down the results … Read more
neoSearch is a lightweight, 531KB download, option in the array of computer search utilities. Upon launch it takes a minute or more, depending on system size, to index the drive(s) so that it can present search results almost instantaneously. With neoSearch search results are presented and updated in real time when the user starts typing.
neoSearch’s options include adding system folders to it’s indexing, because it ignores those folders by default, including and excluding any number of folders from it’s indexing and therefore its search results and a scheduler for future indexing which includes a ‘manual’ option.
neoSearch suffers from … Read more
In this edition of New Version News I will highlight two new versions of freeware downloads reviewed earlier on RGdot.com.
dirhtml featured here and here is at v.4.851 now with some improvements such as:
Config and XML files are now UTF.
Ability to create HTML5 doctype files.
New variables such as %%ROOT_FOLDER% and %%FNAME% simplify and improve file creation.
SysPad which is now also in its own home at Serysoft has newer versions, for example:
One can now start typing in FolderPad’s text box to filter and easily find the folder entries or destinations one is looking for.… Read more
Locate32 is described by its author as
Locate32 is a file finder which works by indexing all your files on your hard disk drive…
When launching and using Locate32 for the first time the user creates a database which indexes all files on any drive. The indexing is relatively quick and can even be over in seconds depending on the number of files and folder on the system. Much like Unix systems it stores databases of directory structures and file names making post-indexing searches instant.
Much like the native Windows’ search Locate32 supports searching by extension, size, creation and modification … Read more
Shortly after I wrote about the dirhtml index.html generator I received an email from its developer. In part due to my confusion about the way the sorting options were presented and how the output listing was actually sorted Eric, the enware developer, had released a new, then beta, version. It has since gone out of beta and v4.833 presents a more intuitive sorting menu (see images below).
In my opinion it is now easier to visualize the output because the ‘Unsorted’ option is now in a column with all the primary choices that determine the shape of the output.
Two … Read more
The dirhtml index.html generator is described by its author as
Dirhtml builds customizable html files from a folder branch using the gui or command line
Creating a file listing has been one of the oldest and sometimes most discussed implementations for any computer, it is obvious how to and may be even trivial to achieve a list via a search or the CLI (command line interface.)
One tool however, that offers a GUI (graphical user interface) for this task is dirhtml. The program’s options consist of 6 tabs that allow you to customize the input and output in many different … Read more